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Calder Wood Press

I’ve been spurred into action by a visit to the Scottish Poetry Library, and a subsequent email. Now that my old Calder Wood Press domain is no longer in use, there’s nowhere for a listing of the titles I published … Continue reading

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Calder Wood Press: some statistics

I’ve been amusing myself by analysing Calder Wood Press data lately, so I thought I’d share it. I’ve now published or allocated 60 titles. 51 of them have been print editions; 5 e-books, and I have 4 further ISBNs allocated … Continue reading

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The Calder Wood Press story, Part 2.

I mentioned in Part 1 that I started off with poem cards in 1997. I was still working at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh at that time, at first as Chief Librarian, then as Garden Secretary and later Director of … Continue reading

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The Calder Wood Press story, part 1

The Calder Wood Press story Back in the mid-1990s I was a member of Edinburgh’s School of Poets. We met in the Scottish Poetry Library to read and critique each others’ work, and I know my own writing improved as … Continue reading

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CoastWord 2014

Dunbar’s CoastWord Festival took place between June 20th and 22nd, 2014. It was a wonderful mix of well-known literary figures and local talent, with music of various kinds, readings, discussions, fun activities, and an innovative and joyful children’s programme. I’m … Continue reading

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After StAnza

Is there life after StAnza? ‘Normal’ life seems very mundane, but StAnza went out with a bang, two wonderful readings by Menna Efyn and Paul Muldoon. It had started with a bang too, with a wonderful performance of ‘Rime’ by … Continue reading

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Counting the publications

I will freely admit it to being a numbers person. I’ve got some maths in my first degree, so it goes with the territory. And I’ve always loved doing mental arithmetic, ever since primary school. But I have a numbers … Continue reading

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